Democracy, the political system that has shaped American culture, begins with the election. Elections allow the people to have a voice in government. They occur to avoid dictatorships and unjust government rule. These vital events, which reshape our country’s national values and legal policies every year, can be influenced by the individuals or corporations with the most money. The current campaign finance system is flawed, allowing corporations to donate enormous sums of money to politicians and effectively influence certain policies through these donations. The picture above depicts Obama lounging in his giant bag of money. President Obama has raised more money than any other president to date, over $1,600,000,000 combined in both presidential elections.